Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

Robert Paine III, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pulmonary

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7806 University Hospital
Pulmonary, Clinic 3
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Robert Paine III, M.D. is an experienced Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physician who has been board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He cares for outpatients with a wide variety of pulmonary problems and has particular interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and unexplained shortness of breath. He has a major interest in care of critically ill patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and has an ongoing research program related to the causes and treatment of acute lung injury.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 15, 2014

There's None better then Dr. Paine as far as I'm concerned. NONE !

March 12, 2014

We appreciate the care and kindness afforded us by Dr.Paine. He always makes us feel included because he looks directly at us and senses how we feel.

December 12, 2013

There's none better then Dr. Paine,I have complete confidence in him!

December 09, 2013

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Paine's caring and thorough attitude. He didn't just want to give me a prescription to try and fix the problem. He really seems to want to get the bottom of my breathing problems. I was extremely happy with his care.

October 22, 2013

Dr. Paine is a very good Doctor/person, I am very happy and content with him and his professionalism

September 29, 2013

there's none better then Dr. Paine! This man has done more good for me then any Dr. in my life time!

September 09, 2013

We feel lucky to have a physician that has real interest in our treatment and outcome

August 28, 2013

I have been fortunate in that my former primary physician is now retired and has accompanied me many times for my visits. Dr Paine not only speaks to her professionally before he includes me in the discussion but will then include both of us when using lay terms and this is greatly appreciated. On the occassions when she does not accompany me he will always inquire how she is doing and sends his regards. I always leave with the impression that Dr Paine has appreciated my coming to his clinic and this is a pleasure.

August 19, 2013

Hard to imagine better care.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Paine personally came in to apologize for running late and then gave us an indication of how much longer it would be before we would be seen. We appreciated the fact that he cared to inform us.

July 22, 2013

Robert Paine III was my attending physician. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a specialist of his caliber and experience was seeing patients, and discussing my health with him was both informative and pleasant. Nothing about the visit was hurried, and the discussions with Dr. Paine were preceded by a series of lung capacity tests to determine what issues I might be dealing with as a cause of my symptoms. One of the reasons my wife and I have remained with U of U Health Care for so many years is precisely because we have developed such confidence in the practitioners and the institutional support network that is available to us. This experience confirmed that decision.

July 15, 2013

Dr. Paine is the best,there's no way I can express my gratitude for him and everything he's done for me!

June 25, 2013

Dr.Paine had a kind, concerning and positive presence. He gave us a hopeful feeling that things would be better and our goal was improvement and we were grateful

September 27, 2012

Very good experience. I consider the initial meeting with Dr. Paine as: pleasant; thorough; informative, instructive and of appropriate duration.

September 10, 2012

Dr. Paine is the best,I have total confidence in him.

June 05, 2012

Dr. Paine is the best,you cann't have any better care!

March 21, 2012

The doctor provided thorough explanations of possible causes as well as details about future tests/steps forward.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Defining the Role of Alveolar Epithelial Cells in Pulmonary Innate Immunity
  • Acute Lung Injury Due to Hyperoxia Mechanisms and Opportunities for Modulation
  • Translational Studies to Improve the Outcome for Patients With Acute Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7806 Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building
Pulmonary Division
26 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Robert Paine is Chief of the Division of Respiratory, Critical Care and Occupational Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a tenured professor and holds the Kenneth P. Burbidge Presidential Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Medicine and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Paine leads the Pulmonary Division in its multiple missions within the University of Utah and is actively engaged in clinical care, basic and clinical research, and medical education. He came to the University of Utah to lead the Pulmonary Division in 2007 after 19 years on faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School where he was Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Paine has a long term research interest in alveolar epithelial cell biology in health and disease. In particular, he has studied the role of the alveolar epithelium in pulmonary innate immunity and in the response to acute lung injury. He directs an active basic research laboratory focused on the role on granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in pulmonary innate immunity and its expression in alveolar epithelial cells. His clinical research activities have involved studies of the potential role of GM-CSF for treatment of human acute lung injury and studies of the impact of air pollution on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He is author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Paine is engaged in education of medical students, house officers and fellows in clinical aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is program director of an NIH-sponsored multidisciplinary training grant in pulmonary and critical care research.

Dr. Paine has wide ranging clinical interests in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is actively engaged in the care of critically ill individuals in the medical intensive care unit (MICU). In the outpatient arena his practice is focused on care of patients with COPD and individuals with unexplained dyspnea. In addition to his clinical work, since moving to Utah he has been engaged in policy issues related to air pollution and sits on the State of Utah Air Quality Board.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow Boston University
Pulmonary Medicine
Research Fellow
Fellowship Boston University
Pulmonary/Critical Care
Fellow
Residency Yale New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship Yale New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Washington University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Oxford University
Philosophy
B.Phil.
Undergraduate Amherst College
Philosophy
B.A.

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